All From a Walnut by Ammi-Joan Paquette, illustrated by Felicita Sala
The love of family and heritage, and growth is very strong in this story. Something so small just means the world to them. The emotion here is warm, loving, and caring. They are planting something more than just a tree. They are continuing a legacy of strength and family. The gravity of an elder's death, and coping with grief, is helped so much with the tangibility of caring for an heirloom walnut planted with love, and hope.